The Cost of Cyber Espionage, Wireless Emergency Alerts, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • C. Frank Figliuzzi, head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s counterintelligence division, told congress that foreign hacking and corporate spying against American companies is on the rise, with $13 billion in losses from corporate espionage this year. More here.
  • The Department of Homeland Security Inspector General has found that employees are logging on the DHS networks with unapproved mobile devices and encrypt sensitive data on government-issued Android device. More here.
  • The Department of Energy has provided an online survey to help utilities assess their cybersecurity preparedness. More here.
  • A Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contest to develop a portable unmanned aerial vehicle for intelligence gathering concluded without a winner as all contestants failed to perform the required maneuvers. More here.
  • The National Weather Service and the Federal Emergency Management Agency launched their Wireless Emergency Alert text messaging service. More here.

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